Kingsley Healthcare is the latest national care home provider to sign up to the Well Careplus medicine management service.
Well Careplus’s Well Pad portable device uses barcode technology to match the right medicine to the right resident at the right time.
Daya Thayan, CEO of Kingsley Healthcare Group, said: “In this ever-changing healthcare landscape, care homes like ours need to embrace the advantages technology like the Well Pad provides. Not only does the Well Careplus service improve the safety and efficiency of the services we provide, it also frees up time for staff to take better care of elderly residents, improving their quality of life.”
Kingsley Healthcare is the latest contract to be won by Well Careplus, following a string of new account wins in the last 12 months, including Care South, Somerset Care, Akari Care and Johnsons Care.
Shiraz Khan, Head of Well Careplus, said: “We developed Careplus to improve the safety and efficiency of medicine management because we are passionate about caring for our local communities.
“Our new technology has disrupted the traditional, paper-based systems and enables more personalised, safer care for residents; and facilitates a two-way communication between the care home and our pharmacy teams.
“Thanks to the unique benefits our system provides, we’ve tripled our market share in the last 18 months and I hope that more care homes realise the patient safety and business efficiency benefits in the near future.”
Well Careplus has been recognised for ‘Improving Care with Technology’ at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards 2016, and for ‘Innovation in Service Delivery’ at the Scottish Pharmacy Awards 2016.